Juventus Not Close to Adding Liverpool Ace Despite Buzz

Rumors from Italy and England linked Juventus to Roberto Firmino, but they were quickly disproven. The Bianconeri are looking for a forward, but it won’t be the Liverpool star. The Reds plan to keep him despite his short-term contract and their recent additions.

Jurgen Klopp spoke very highly of the Brazilian striker in the presser ahead of the Community Shield.

“Bobby is crucial for us. He is the heart and soul of this team. The way we played in the last years was possible only because of him. For me there is no doubt about his quality. All the rest we’ll see how it goes, for me he is essential for us.”

According to Corriere dello Sport, Juventus lodged a €22,5M offer for Firmino, which was promptly rejected. The Bianconeri have cast a wide net to find a new offensive weapon. However, their budget for it isn’t very large, as they are looking to spend at most €10/15M, Alfredo Pedullà informs.

Atletico Madrid’s valuation of Alvaro Morata is superior, TuttoSport relays. Timo Werner and Anthony Martial could be options only if they joined on loan. However, they might not leave Chelsea and Manchester United at all. Luis Muriel and Memphis Depay figure to be more affordable targets. In the meantime, Moise Kean is winning over the coaching staff during the pre-season, increasing his chances of staying put.

Our Take on Juventus and Firmino

It would have been a surprising choice both tactically, as the fit wouldn’t have been smooth, and financially, as his wages are conspicuous. The Old Lady will most likely bring in a player for a lesser sum, and probably one that can naturally feature on the left wing too.

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